Ladakh face-off: BJP hits back at Manmohan Singh | India News

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday called upon former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as the Congress party to stop insulting India’s armed forces while calling former PM’s earlier statement on Ladakh face-off a mere “wordplay”.
The former PM in a statement released earlier in the day said that PM Narendra Modi must be mindful of the implications of his words and cannot allow China to use them as a vindication of its position. The former PM had said that disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy or decisive leadership.
In response to Singh’s statement, BJP national president, Jagat Prakash Nadda in a series of tweets, questioned the “conduct and actions of top leaders of the Congress party “.
Nadda said that while Congress “always questions & demoralises our armed forces”, the 130 crore Indians fully trusts Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has shown “his administrative experience in some of the most testing times”.

Nadda said that while Singh rightly calls for unity, however, these “strong words on paper fall flat when we see exactly who is vitiating the atmosphere of unity… Hope Dr. Singh is able to prevail on his own party at least.”

Training guns at Singh-led UPA rule, Nadda said that Dr. Manmohan Singh belongs to the same party which, “helplessly surrendered over 43,000 KM of Indian territory to the Chinese!” even as “the UPA years saw abject strategic and territorial surrender without a fight.”

Nadda said that during Singh’s tenure as the Prime Minister, 600 Chinese incursions were reported between 2010-13.

The BJP president further alleged that the 10-year UPA rule “personified systematic institutional erosion” of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) , “combined with disrespect for our armed forces”, which Naddas said that the NDA has reversed that.

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